IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
08-13 October 2017 – Montreal, QC, Canada


The 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2017) will feature a comprehensive technical and industry program covering the latest research and innovation in wireless communications technologies. On the top of core wireless PHY, MAC, and networking, the scope of PIMRC is inclusive enough to encompass microwave components and circuits, antennas and propagation aspects, DSP, VLSI, circuits and systems design, power electronics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, etc. Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers of their previously unpublished work to one of the four Regular Tracks listed below. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Advanced modulation schemes for 5G, IoT/IoE, etc.
  • Antennas and beamforming
  • Channel estimation and equalization
  • Channel modeling and simulation
  • Cognitive and green radio
  • Cooperative/relayed communications
  • DSP/VLSI circuits and devices
  • Energy harvesting, wireless power transfer
  • Interference characterization & mitigation
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Microwave circuits and devices
  • Multi-antenna signal processing
  • PHY aspects of WLAN, WPAN, and WBAN
  • PHY network coding and security
  • PHY performance: capacity, outage, BER
  • Positioning, localization, and tracking
  • Power-efficient communications
  • Power electronics in wireless
  • Propagation: mmW, Terahertz, light-wave
  • Radio access, FSO, OW, RoF/FiWi, etc.
  • Signal processing for wireless
  • Single and multi-user MIMO
  • Source and channel coding
  • Synchronization techniques
  • Vehicular communications
  • Wireless broadband for 5G, IoT/IoE, etc.



  • Adaptive MACs
  • Cognitive MACs
  • Cross-layer designs involving MAC
  • Delay tolerant MAC designs
  • Docitive MACs
  • Dynamic spectrum management
  • Implementation, testbeds and prototypes
  • Information-theoretical approaches to MAC designs
  • Joint access and backhaul scheduler designs
  • Joint MAC and networking layer designs
  • MAC for cloud networking
  • MAC for low power embedded networks
  • MAC for mobile and vehicular ad hoc networks
  • MAC for cloud networking
  • QoS/QoE-enabling MAC
  • Radio resource management, allocation and scheduling
  • Reconfigurable MACs
  • Scheduler for heterogeneous cellular systems
  • Scheduler for cooperative and relay systems
  • Security issues in MAC designs
  • Time-critical MAC designs



  • Ad hoc networks
  • Body and personal area networks
  • Cloud and virtual networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Cooperative networks
  • Delay-tolerant networks
  • Future wireless Internet
  • Green wireless networks
  • Local dependent networks
  • Location management
  • Mobile and wireless IP
  • Mobile computing
  • Multi-hop networks
  • Network architectures
  • Routing, QoS and scheduling
  • Satellite communications
  • Self-organising networks
  • UAV networks
  • Vehicular networks
  • Wireless multicasting, broadcasting and geocasting
  • Wireless sensor networks



  • Authentication, authorization, and accounting
  • Cloud computing, virtualization, and service-oriented architectures
  • Connected vehicle systems
  • Content caching and delivery
  • Context awareness in pervasive systems
  • Economy and management of 5G networks
  • Edge computing applications
  • Emerging wireless/mobile applications
  • Internet of Things and connected wireless sensor platforms
  • Intrusion detection and mitigation in wireless networks
  • Location-based services and applications
  • Mobile and wireless Internet services
  • Mobile e-health
  • Mobile multimedia services
  • Mobile online gaming
  • Mobile payment services
  • Mobile social networks P2P services for multimedia
  • Personalisation, profiles, and profiling
  • Secure network and service access
  • Security and privacy in wireless applications and services
  • Security and privacy of Internet of Things
  • Self-adaptation on the application and service layers
  • Sensor-cloud integration
  • Service discovery and access
  • Smart homes, offices, factories, and cities
  • Tactile Internet services and applications
  • Ubiquitous application and service delivery
  • User interfaces and user-machine interactions
  • Wireless big data analytics and applications
  • Wireless emergency and security systems
  • Wireless enabled smart environments
  • Wireless for AR/VR and immersion
  • Wireless for robotics, wearables, and implants
  • Wireless multimedia broadcasting



  • Regular paper submission (extended): 2017-05-19 2017-06-12 (closed)
  • Notification of acceptance (postponed): 2017-07-21 2017-08-02
  • Camera-ready submission: 2017-08-11



Warning on Plagiarism

Papers will be reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism

IEEE Web Page on Double Submission

Notice on Required Registration Fees

To be published in the IEEE PIMRC 2017 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper or demo presentation is required to register for the conference at the FULL or LIMITED (IEEE member or non-member) rate and must present the paper or the demo at the conference. Some papers might be presented as posters. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE-formatted publication-ready version of the paper along with any overlength charges for each camera-ready manuscript in excess of five (5) pages up to a maximum of seven (7). For authors with multiple accepted papers or demo presentations, one FULL or LIMITED registration is valid, respectively, for up to three (3) papers ALL belonging either to the regular tracks, to the SAME workshop, or to the SAME special session, and for up to three (3) demos presentations.

What is a “Student Paper”?

A manuscript whose first author was or is still a student when producing the contributions disclosed in his/her PIMRC 2017 submission(s). Once you start the manuscript submission process on EDAS, you are asked to check a box “Student Paper?”. Please do so if applicable. The sole purpose of identifying student papers is to check their eligibility to PIMRC’s Best Student Paper contests! Nothing else. So please make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity of being considered for these awards if you are eligible.

Submission Format

Authors are required to make sure that the PDF file and the EDAS registration page of a submitted paper have the same list of authors, title, and abstract (minor wording differences in the abstract are ok). Failure to comply with this rule may lead to the withdrawal of your paper from the review process. Please note that the authors list of an accepted paper CANNOT be changed in the final manuscript.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of seven (7) printed double-column pages (10-point font) including figures. Authors of accepted papers with camera-ready versions exceeding 5 pages will be requested to pay mandatory over-length charges per extra page in excess of five (5) up to seven (7), for their papers to be published in the IEEE PIMRC 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®.

Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found here  (cf. Note 1 below).

You can also use the sample template for Microsoft Word in US Letter format  (cf. Note 1 below).

Only PDF files generated by Acrobat 5 or later versions will be accepted for both the review processing and final publication steps. Camera-ready versions  of accepted papers must be certified by PDFeXpress.

Both review versions of submitted papers and camera-ready versions of accepted papers should not embed bookmarks, form fields, or URL links (cf. Note 2 below), neither contain page numbers, headers, footers, or PDF annotations. Paper pages should be in US Letter format with left and right margins of at least 1 in, a top and bottom margins of at least 0.75 in and 1 in, respectively, and a gutter of 0.1 in between columns  (cf. Notes 3 and 4 below).

Note 1: For the sake of helping prospective authors avoid any upload issues, the generic IEEE templates previously made available at this link were updated for them by the Organizing Committee on 18 May to make them immediately compliant with the PIMRC 2017 format constraints indicated above.

Note 2: Please make sure that you remove hyperlinks to all email addresses in the authors’ affiliations or to all webpage reference citations in the bibliography section.

Note 3: Complying with the PIMRC 2017 format constraints indicated above might not be sufficient to avoid PDF upload issues on EDAS. In case you face embedded fonts issues, please refer to the following IEEE Tutorial.

Note 4: For authors using the LaTeX template, a warning may show up once their papers are uploaded successfully. If the warning indicates that you are exceeding the right margin at the last page (i.e., where your references are most likely listed), you can ignore it! In fact, the IEEE template does not allow to break a reference, leading to an “underfull vbox” warning, but the final result will be much more like what the IEEE will publish.